Bringing a Big Idea to Life

Six months ago, I had a big idea to start a summer program for underresourced, underprivileged, urban middle and high school students focused on entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, personal leadership, and community service. I titled it GENERATION2050. Some people were skeptical when I described the program concept to them. Some even wondered out loud if the…

Joy, Life, and Service

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore In my work as the Executive Director of the Peacemaker Family Center at Trinity Church, I have the unique opportunity to work with an amazing and diverse team of…

Serving Without Fear

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” ~ Bob Goff In less than three months, a diverse team of servant leaders will leave Trinity Church for Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This will be my fourth opportunity to lead a Trinity Mission Team to Cambodia and my fifth…

The Momentum of a Big Idea

“She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” Proverbs‬ ‭31:16-17‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Trinity Church’s Girlfriends 2016 Conference is one week away. I can barely contain my excitement! This year’s conference theme “I AM HER” resonates with…

Take Responsibility For What You Love

“Take responsibility for what you love as an act of service.” ~ Peggy Holman I have been reading Peggy Holman’s book, “Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity”. From the moment I heard Dr. Susan Stewart, DVM, describe Holman’s concepts at the the 2015 ECHO International Agricultural Conference, I knew that I had to read the…

My “I AM HER” Essentials

Trinity Church’s Girlfriends 2016 Conference is right around the corner. This year, the conference theme is “I AM HER”. I would define this theme’s woman as the woman being described in Proverbs 31:25. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” ~ Proverbs 31:25 NIV Although I am…

The Power of Sustainability

“No one is remembered for what they just planned to do.” ~ Bob Goff Last week, I travelled to Santiago, Dominican Republic with my friend Ani Ruiz Chang to scout out a potential short-term mission trip for Trinity Church’s college interns. We were hosted by Pastor Tony McCreary. Tony has spent the last eight years…